Perspectives

 
 
  • Rick Simpson Oil: Cancer Cure or Pipe Dream? He's an Internet sensation, and many cancer patients swear by his eponymous oil. But clinicians and cannabis experts are waving red flags.
  • To Maintain Trust in Science, Lose the Peer Review In response to an outcry from top journal editors about the loss of trust in medicine, Mazer and Mandrola suggest ditching peer review and inviting nonscientists to the review process instead.
  • Doctors' Kids Hear the Darnedest Things Reader reactions to the experience of one physician whose cancer diagnosis led to a startling, and disconcerting, education in just how much her children had learned about medicine through her.
  • Deintensifying Diabetes Drugs: Important Considerations Much attention has been paid to when to increase intensity of antidiabetes medications. But when should you step back -- and in which patients?
  • Beyond Go Red: The Lessons From Susan Lucci’s ACS The All My Children star experienced acute coronary syndrome last fall. After 15 years of Go Red for Women, why are we still missing heart disease in a postmenopausal septuagenarian, asks Dr Walton-Shirley.
  • A Drug-by-Drug Guide to Treating Insomnia Which drugs and supplements commonly used for the treatment of chronic insomnia are supported by clinical evidence and practice guidelines?
  • The Other Nutrition Crisis By getting to the bottom of what is causing malnutrition in older adults, clinicians can help these patients live healthier, happier lives.
  • Marketing e-Cigarettes: New Product, Same Tactics The cat-and-mouse game between the tobacco industry and medical and public health organizations has now moved to a new front: marketing of e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery systems.
  • 'Beer Before Wine, Mighty Fine'? Nope.   Someone finally debunked the old adage that many people have followed in efforts to avoid hangovers, reports Dr Perry Wilson.
  • GUCS 2019 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from GUCS 2019.
  • The Loneliness of Being a Physician Despite seeing patients, families, and colleagues for hours daily, a physician's job can be lonely. One doctor talks about what's needed to overcome this.
  • Early Identification of Autism New data from CDC show some gaps and delays in identifying autism and getting kids into early intervention.
  • Considering Food Desensitization? Read This First Although new therapies hold great promise, there may also be considerable risks.
  • Disasters, Ever Increasing, Take Their Toll on Mental Health A conversation with disaster resilience expert Regardt Ferreira, PhD, on what communities face in the wake of catastrophe.
  • Generic DPP-4 Inhibitors Would Be a 'Shot in the Arm' Dr Akshay Jain discusses the potential implications of a generic DPP-4 inhibitor for the management of type 2 diabetes that may soon enter the US market.
  • What's New in the 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes   From telemedicine to patient education and lifestyle management, Dr Peters highlights key changes to this year's ADA standards for diabetes care.
  • 2019 ACIP Child/Teen Immunization Schedule: Key Changes What are the key changes in the 2019 immunization schedule that you need to know?
  • When Athletes Fail: The Science Behind 'The Yips' For years, the yips has been synonymous with choking. According to researcher Dr Charles Adler, however, for some, the causes may not be psychological.
  • Measles: Will It Take a Death to Get Kids Vaccinated?   Paul Offit argues that it's unconscionable to let unvaccinated kids get and transmit measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • 2019 ADA Standards of Diabetes Care Unpacked for PCPs   Confused by all of the new injectables for type 2 diabetes? Dr Neil Skolnik offers his quick and easy take on the 2019 ADA/EASD algorithm.